All on 4 Dental Implants : looks and feel like natural teeth
If you wear dentures or suffer from missing or damaged teeth, All on 4 dental implants may be the solution for you. All on 4 dental implants provide a permanent teeth replacement solution that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Unlike traditional dental implants which require six to eight implants per arch, All on 4 implants need only four dental implants per arch. Fewer implants mean shorter procedures, faster recovery times and lower costs for patients compared to conventional dental implants.
All on 4 dental implants are placed at angles to allow for maximum contact and support from the natural bone. Procedures for All on 4 dental implants can take as little as two hours and be completed in a single outpatient dental visit.
Before traditional dental implants can be placed, patients with substantial bone loss may require extensive bone and tissue grafting. Thanks to All on the 4 dental implant technology, which places the posterior implant screws on an angle, even people with moderate to severe bone loss can qualify for dental implants.
Here’s how the All on 4 dental implant procedure works
First, an initial consultation is arranged in which your dentist evaluates your dental health and history. The dentist will determine the extent of bone loss in your jaw and review your vitals and medical history to see if you qualify as an appropriate candidate for oral surgery. If you are a candidate for All on 4 dental implants, the next step is to take impressions/molds of the upper and lower jaws. Our on-site lab technicians then create the perfect custom fit for your prosthetics.
On the day of the dental implant procedure, our friendly reception staff will welcome you and see that all your questions are answered. You will then move on to sedation and anesthetization so that you can relax through a painless dental experience.
During surgery, your dentist may extract damaged or failing teeth. Next, the gum and bone tissue are deeply cleansed and cleared of all infection and debris. Now your dental implants can be surgically placed.
All on 4 dental implants involve positioning two implants on the anterior of the jaw and two at a 45 degree angle in the posterior of the jaw along the same arch. Following placement, dental implants require six to eight weeks to bond with the gums and bone. We will give you temporary dental bridges to use while the surgical site heals. Soon you’ll be on your way to a full, fantastic smile!
After implants have bonded securely, we are ready to place your custom-designed prosthetics. We do this using abutments which connect the prosthetics to the titanium implants. Our dental bridges are skillfully crafted by our expert lab technicians in our state-of-the-art, on-site lab. Our technicians take special care to ensure a fit, color and shape suited to your unique smile and facial features.
Care for All on 4 dental implants is similar to the care of your natural teeth. Continue your routine of proper daily oral hygiene: brush and floss twice daily and visit your dentist for regular examinations and deep cleanings. This helps keep your dental implants looking, feeling, and functioning great so they can last a lifetime.
To learn more about if All on 4 dental implants are right for you, call Elite Dentistry today! Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in moving forward with your dental needs.